The Pittsburgh Steelers won the NFL. © APA / GAELEN MORSE
The Pittsburgh Steelers celebrated their 13:10 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL on Saturday night (local time). In minus 13 degrees Celsius—the coldest home game since 1989—wide receiver George Pickens scored the game-winning points on a 14-yard pass from quarterback Kenny Pickett with 46 seconds left.
December 25, 2022
The Steelers dedicated the success to their former star Franco Harris, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 72. “We dedicated it to Franco,” Beckett said. “I felt like he was with us tonight.”
The running back won four Super Bowls with the Steelers and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1990. In fact, he should be personally honored before the game against the Raiders and his number 32 should be “retired” in his honor. At halftime, Harris’ widow, Dana Dokmanovic, was presented with her late husband’s shirt in an emotional ceremony.
San Francisco and Dallas also won
Led by quarterback Brock Purdy, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Washington Commanders 37-20, their eighth straight win. San Francisco continues to pressure Minnesota in the race for second place in the NFC. The leaders still edge out Seattle and Detroit in the race for last spot in the NFC after losing three straight games.
Purdy came on as a Week 13 replacement for an injured Jimmy Garoppolo. He threw two touchdown passes to the 49ers in four straight games and won all three of his starts. Purdy is the only quarterback, aside from Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, to have won his first three games and throw multiple touchdown passes per game since its inception was recorded in 1950.
The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, who had previously won five times in a row, 40:34. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw for three touchdowns and for 347 yards. The Eagles, who lead the NFL (13-2), made two turnovers in the last five minutes, thus missing the chance to make the NFC first place clear in a duel between playoff rivals.
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